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How drama is beneficial in the classroom

How drama is beneficial in the classroom

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Nowadays students are very active in the extra activities which take place in the school environment.

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Jennifer Holcombe
After School care at the Austin Discovery School (Challenge School)

What I love about drama with children is that it has a lot of "accidental" surpluses. It's a time and place to get and be and share emotions, so the children, slowly, become less inhibited. They also can see, experience and learn more about everyone's right and need to be emotional, reactive and interactive. Problems can slip out here in a guised form and that too can get "worked out" if a teacher is listening carefully and is tactful about how they respond (teach)*...

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